Senior Product Developer

Recruiter
Blue Spark
Location
South Coast / South East England
Salary
£negotiable
Posted
16 May 2019
Closes
13 Jun 2019
Ref
Y5860
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

Are you searching for a development challenge and the chance to shine with your enthusiasm and creativeness? Our client is a forward thinking food business supplying major manufacturing customers with innovative premium branded products. They are now looking for a passionate and motivated Senior Product Developer to support the NPD team and help continue their success in the market place.

The Role

In this dynamic, hands-on role you’ll work closely with customers to develop new products across a number of exciting categories from concept through to launch. Reporting to the NPD Manager you’ll ensure the smooth transition of products from kitchen to factory, managing a small team throughout the creative process in line with the critical path. With support from your team you’ll ensure all products meet commercial, technical and customer requirements whilst tasting great and encompassing the latest food trends.

You’ll also work closely with Commercial and Marketing teams, proactively seeking out new business opportunities to drive inventive concepts that will enhance product performance whilst maintaining a competitive edge. Furthermore you’ll have a broad understanding and awareness of food industry movements, keeping up with new ingredients and flavours as well as seeking out new suppliers to help drive the company’s overall NPD strategy.

The Candidate

We are looking for a motivated Senior Developer with a Food Science related qualification and previous Product Development experience within a fast paced food manufacturing environment. Ideally you’ll have managed a small team in the development of a range of recipes for manufacturing or retail customers. You’ll also have an excellent understanding of NPD processes from concept to launch as well as superb communication skills that will enable you to liaise successfully with customers and internal teams. In addition you’ll have a strong teamwork ethic and will be able to work collaboratively with cross functional teams to help achieve ambitious goals whilst maintaining company values and quality standards.

If you’re passionate about food innovation and looking to work for an established food business with real prospects then this could be the role for you. Apply now or call us on 0345 2600 737 to find out more.

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Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.

 

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